Isaac Hale Beach Park Tours
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This rocky beach at Pohoiki Bay is a popular surf location and a favorite spot with locals. Weekends often mean crowds, so if you’re looking for peace and quiet, think about a weekday visit. Shoreline views live up to the images that pop into your mind when you imagine Hawaii, just without soft sand in between your toes—it’s rough and rocky, so be sure to have good shoes.
Pohoiki Bay is known for strong currents and rough water, yet Isaac Hale Beach Park (pronounced HA-lay) is still a spot many visit to swim or snorkel. Challenging surf also makes it a popular area for surfers and admirers who make the trip just to watch the professionals tackle the waves.
Along with a boat ramp, there are picnic tables, restrooms and parking. A quick walk along a shoreline trail near the boat ramp leads to a small natural hot spring ideal for soaking.
Isaac Hale Beach Park is located on Kapoho Kalapana Road. From Pahoa, take Highway 130 south to where the road dead ends at Highway 137 and turn right. The park is on the left, near Mile Marker #11. Camping is allowed with a county permit.
Address: 13-101 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pāhoa, Hawaii 96778, USA
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Isaac Hale Beach Park
On our Lua Ahi tour, you will get to see some of the homes that were partially destroyed and be able to get close to several fissures, including fissure 8, which was the biggest fissure. You will even walk inside one of the fissures. We will see the majority of the neighborhood, and get to talk to several homeowners about their experience. They will share stories and show before-and-after photos. For an added bonus, one of the owners was at the Star of the Sea Church when it was moved to safety from the fast-flowing lava flow in 1990. Hear this special first-hand accounting of Kalapana and the church.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Elite Volcano Hike Hike down into Kilauea Caldera on the 2 mile Halema’uma’u Trail, and visit aftermath of the historic 2018 eruption along Kilauea’s coastline. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including Kilauea Visitor Center, Sulphur Banks, the Kilauea Iki Overlook, Volcano House and more. Small-group tour includes deli-style lunch.
Immerse yourself in Hawaii’s explosive scenery on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, enjoy experiences that include trekking Kilauea’s historic 2018 lava flow, marveling at the steam vents and sulfur banks of Volcano National Park, savoring a complimentary dinner and drinks at Volcano Winery, and stopping by Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Isaac Hale Beach Park?
The best ways to experience Isaac Hale Beach Park are:
- Lelani Estates Lua Ahi and Fissure 8 Tour
- Elite Volcano Hike From Kona/Kohala Resorts
- Elite Volcano Hike From Hilo
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